Primedia Workplace Learning to Provide Law Enforcement Programming for National Institute of Justice

October 17, 2001

Primedia Workplace Learning, a PRIMEDIA company and the leading provider of integrated learning solutions for more than 8 million professionals, and its Law Enforcement Television Network (LETN) announced today an agreement with the Office of Science & Technology (OS&T) of the National Institute of Justice – the research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice.

LETN – the leading provider of responsive, quality training, education, information and news resulting in a more professional, efficient law enforcement community – will incorporate information from OS&T on emerging technologies, their uses and other related issues into its video programming.

“By integrating content from the Office of Science & Technology, Primedia Workplace Learning is substantially increasing its product offering and adding a critical video component to OS&T’s outreach effort,” said Josh Klarin, CEO of Primedia Workplace Learning. “We are pleased to join forces with such a credible, powerful provider of information to the law enforcement community and add to our industry leading curriculum by providing our subscribers with increasingly better and more useful programming.”

LETN is transforming a portion of OS&T’s research portfolio into its curriculum to demonstrate how certain technologies are applicable to the law enforcement arena. The 30-minute video program will be shown on LETN and duplicated, packaged and mailed to approximately 16,000 agencies.

About Primedia’s LETN

Primedia’s Law Enforcement Television Network (LETN) is committed to being the leading provider of responsive, quality training, education, information and news, resulting in a more professional, efficient law enforcement community. The Law Enforcement Television Network began in 1989 and has become the most popular subscription-based training network in the country with more than 2,000 sites and 150,000 officers being trained everyday. More information can be found at

About OS&T

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is the research and development agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is the only Federal agency solely dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. NIJ provides objective, independent, non-partisan, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the State and local levels. In fulfilling that Mission, NIJ’s Office of Science and Technology develops applied technologies, standards and tools for criminal justice practitioners; and disseminates knowledge to many audiences. For more information, visit NIJ on the Internet at

About Primedia Workplace Learning

Primedia Workplace Learning, a PRIMEDIA company, is the leading provider of Integrated Learning Solutions for more than 8 million professionals in the industrial, healthcare, banking, automotive, fire & emergency, government, and law & security markets. Primedia Workplace Learning’s unique offerings include the world’s largest satellite-delivered distance learning services; CD-ROM, Web-based and video training programs; and an Internet-enabled learning management system, which better enables corporations and government agencies to manage, track and measure their in-house training efforts. This unparalleled combination of content, custom solutions, technology and “any time/anywhere” delivery represents the state of the art in the fast-growing business-to-business training market. For more details on Primedia Workplace Learning, visit

About PRIMEDIA, Inc.

PRIMEDIA is the new tradition in media. With 2000 sales of $1.7 billion from a unique combination of traditional and new media properties, it is the leading targeted content and integrated marketing solution in both the consumer and business-to-business sectors. The Company is the #1 special interest magazine publisher in the US., with more than 230 titles such as Seventeen, New York, Fly Fisherman, American Baby, Telephony, American Demographics; the #1 producer and distributor of specialty video with 18 satellite and digital video product lines, including, Channel One Network; and the #1 news and information group on the Internet, with over 1,000 special interest web sites led by More information about the Company can be found at